Creighton R. Magid

Creighton R. Magid




For over 35 years, Chip’s clients have benefitted from his tenacity, creativity, insight and strategic thinking in handling high-stakes lawsuits. His success in trials across the country also enables Chip to forge pragmatic solutions to complicated business disputes.

Chip has particular expertise with respect to consumer class action litigation, particularly matters involving claims of “greenwashing” and product labeling; energy litigation; product liability litigation, and commercial litigation. Chip also works with his clients to reduce their liability risks and to help them navigate the federal regulatory system, particularly in connection with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Chip is the Partner in Charge of Dorsey’s Washington, DC, office, and is actively involved in the community. Chip is the board chairman of College Success Foundation – District of Columbia, which helps low income children prepare for college and earn college degrees; is the board chairman of the Children’s Law Center, whose mission is ensuring that every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health, and a quality education; and is a member of the Program Committee of the Economic Club of Washington.


Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1987), cum laude

Princeton University (A.B., Economics, 1984), with honors


  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota, the Northern District of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois


Representative Litigation

  • Successfully defended a major water utility in a $70 million case arising out of a catastrophic fire.
  • Won an $18+ million judgment for a local natural gas distribution company arising out of non-deliveries of gas during a winter storm.
  • Won a multi-million judgment in a dispute over post-closing adjustments to the sale price of a business.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage, personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from a plant explosion.
  • Won a judgment worth more than $250 million in a breach of fiduciary duty suit involving ownership of commercial real estate assets.
  • Obtained a $100+ million jury verdict in a dispute over control of an aerospace company.
  • Successfully defended a national consumer products company in a nationwide class action concerning the recyclability of single-serving coffee pods.
  • Obtained dismissals of multiple class actions involving labeling of consumer products, including ingredient claims and recyclability claims.

News & Resources


Developments in Added-Sugar Food-and-Beverage Litigation: Cause for Hope, Cause for Concern
How UK CyberAttack Could Also be Endangering Lives and How It Could Spread
Deregulation forcing agencies, businesses to rethink practices
The Trump Administration’s (De)Regulatory Program: What It Means for Business
Connect with others who have a relevant story to tell
FDA Guidance on Evaporated Cane Juice Not So Sweet for Class-Action Defendants
Legal Update: Evaporated Cane Juice
FDA Issues New Food Safety Rules
"Plan ahead to manage a product recall," Minnesota Lawyer
Congress Embraces Electronic Product Warranties
"When and How Does a Common Interest Agreement Apply?" Liability Desk
The Legal Impact of the New York Attorney General’s Attack on Nutritional Supplements, Natural Products Insider
"Four Lessons from GM’s Ignition Switch Fiasco," Liability Desk
“Four Lessons from GM’s Ignition Switch Fiasco” (Video)
The Scourge of Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, International Association of Defense Counsel
New Discovery Rules to Rein in Litigation Expenses
Playback: Navigating the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
"Witness Manipulation in Product Liability Litigation," IADC Committee Newsletter
Case Analysis: First Circuit Issues Important Decision on Work Product Protection for Accounting Workpapers
Trends Worth Watching in Fiduciary Duty Litigation

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes Three Dorsey Lawyers in Washington, DC
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Schmidt, Gutierrez, and Magid Counsel for Niagara Bottling
Chip Magid Discusses Lawsuit for Grubhub's Deceptive Trade Practices
Chip Magid Comments on California Recyclable Labeling
Chip Magid Comments on Greenpeace Lawsuit Against Walmart
Chip Magid Comments on Amazon Product Recall Lawsuit
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on SCOTUS Merck Sharp & Dohme v. Albrecht Decision
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on FDA Labeling for Produce
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Discusses TRITON Hack
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on Class Action Over Natural Claims
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Discusses Takata Recall
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on NHS Cyberattack
Dorsey Partner Creighton (Chip) Magid Recognized by Who’s Who Legal 2017 for Product Liability
Super Lawyers Recognizes Six Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Remarks on Trump Executive Orders
Podcast: Protecting the Internet of Things From Hackers and Cyber Thieves
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Comments on New Privacy Regs Under Trump Executive Order
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Discusses Cyber Criminals and Vehicles
Dorsey Partner Chip Magid Discusses Labeling Healthy Snacks

Select Presentations

Chip has been the featured speaker on a variety of legal topics at continuing legal education events across the country and abroad. He also is the author of published articles on topics ranging from fiduciary duty litigation to witness manipulation to crisis management.

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creative Industries
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Electric Power
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Pro Bono
  • Products Liability
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Board Chairman, College Success Foundation – District of Columbia
  • Board Member, Children’s Law Center
  • Executive Committee Member, Federal City Council
  • Member, Economic Club of Washington


   Pro Bono 100 Hours 2022      Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021 Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100+ Challenge pro bono hours, 2022
  • Contributed more than 50+ Challenge pro bono hours, 2020-2021
  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2015-2024
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal for Product Liability Defense, 2015-2017 and 2019

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2019
Creighton R. Magid